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HSA/FSA/HRA: Comparison of Key Features

A comparison chart for HSA, Health FSA, and HRA accounts. Learn more.

IRS Releases Draft 2016 Forms 1094 and 1095 for Employers to Report Health Coverage and ACA Compliance

The IRS has released draft versions of the Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, and 1095-C that employers and insurers will use in early 2017 to report on health coverage offered in the 2016 calendar year. Learn more.

Aetna Pennsylvania small group plan changes

Notice for Aetna Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO), Aetna Choice Point of Service® (CPOS) and Quality Point of Service® (QPOS) health plans. Read more.

Aetna AFA is built with PA, DE and WV small businesses in mind

Aetna Funding Advantage (AFA) can make a big difference for your small group customers. Read more.

Capital BlueCross Countdown to Enrollment

Capital BlueCross and its family of companies offer competitive rates on individual short-term health plans, as well as one-stop shopping to quote, apply, and pay. Commissions are available. Read more.

Some health insurers may face ACA cash crunch

The insurance oversight office published cost-sharing reduction program payment reconciliation rules for the 2014 and 2015 benefit years in March. Read more.

Oregon co-op forced to shut down this month

The news came days after Connecticut's insurance department placed the state's co-op, HealthyCT, under an immediate order of supervision. Read more.

Harrisburg chamber leader: OT rule overlooks regional differences

Most people know that homes generally sell for more in Los Angeles and New York City than they do in Central Pennsylvania. Read more.

7 ways the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana deals may chill policy

Federal antitrust regulators seem to be dominating the health insurance industry headlines this summer. Read more.

US healthcare spending has hit a new high — $10,345 per person

The nation's health care tab this year is expected to surpass $10,000 per person for the first time, the government said Wednesday. Read more.

10 top compliance issues for 2017 benefit planning

In finalizing 2017 health benefit designs, contribution strategies, vendor terms and employee communications, employers need to keep pace with the latest Affordable Care Act regulations and other developments impacting health plans. Read more.

Many Toddlers Fail To Get Necessary Medicaid Renewal At Their First Birthday

Many babies born to mothers who are covered by Medicaid are automatically eligible for that coverage during the first year of their lives. Read more.

Regulatory Roundup: Health and Welfare Form 5500, SBC Requirement, and IRS Opt-Out Payments

This week, the Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation released new guidance on the Health and Welfare Form 5500. Read more.

Health Care Briefs for July 11-15, 2016

President Obama last week called on Congress to revisit the idea of providing a government-run insurance plan as part of the offerings under the ACA. Read more.

Health Care Briefs for July 4 - 8, 2016

Surprise Medical Bills! The Wall Street Journal reports that the growth of insurance plans built around small networks of health-care providers is fueling new fights over surprise medical bills, when patients inadvertently get care from out-of-network doctors. Read more.

New resources available on the Agents and Brokers Resources webpage

The Resources for Agents and Brokers webpage is your primary source of information about FFM registration and the plan year 2017 Open Enrollment period, and to help you assist consumers in enrolling in and using their Marketplace health plans. Read more.

Plan Year 2016 FFM registration and training is closed

Plan year 2016 Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) registration and training for agents and brokers closed on the Marketplace Learning Management System (MLMS) on July 15 at 11:59 AM Eastern Time (ET). Read more.

Earn up to 3 CE's at our CPAHU Meeting on July 26th

CPAHU is holding a 3 CE meeting July 26, 2016 at the URL offices in Harrisburg, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Topics include: "The Future of Group Insurance" and legislative update by Vince Phillip, "The Changing Worksite Benefits Market" by Elsie Fairchild, BenEchoice Enrollment Solutions, and "The Pharmacy Benefit: An Industry Update" by Joe Reardon, Serve You Custom Rx Management. Register now.

Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
*There will be no Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call on July 28th.

In a continuing effort to assist our agent-partners in getting the information needed to flourish within the under 65 group and individual markets in Pennsylvania, we are holding weekly live webinars. They will serve as a place to get your questions answered and discuss topics and strategies that will lead to your continued success in the health insurance market. Register once and you'll be signed up for all of the 2016 Weekly PPACA Conference Calls. Register now.

Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives

Click here to view the archived recordings of the PPACA Conference Calls.